Wilderness Press Outdoor Navigation With GPS
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No matter your outdoor passion, GPS can help you find your destination and return safely. This updated book shows you how to get the most from GPS. Author: Stephen W. Hinch. Softcover; 204 pages; black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Wilderness Press; copyright 2007. Learn how to use a GPS receiver to do simple tasks like creating and navigating to waypoints. Covers advanced techniques combining GPS with map-and-compass skills for more ambitious journeys. Includes what you need to know about latitude and longitude, UTM coordinates, position formats and map datums. Use GPS with a personal computer to simplify planning and to create accurate records of your journeys. Get started in the fast-growing new GPS sport of geocaching. Also features unusual ways to have fun with GPS in the outdoors and how to find your way back if your GPS receiver fails. Author shares tips on what to look for when buying a GPS receiver. Includes up-to-date references to internet website resources. Emphasizes practical application over technical theory; great for hikers, backpackers, cyclists, fishermen, kayakers, Nordic skiers and photographers. Updated version features a section on highway navigation as well as tips on contemporary GPS selection.